Delhi Capitals will face Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday in Indian Premier League. The match will take place at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Delhi Capitals are one of the most balanced sides in this season. They have won two back to back games at the beginning of the tournament. So, the confidence level will certainly be high for the franchise.
On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad is yet to find a proper balance in their squad. They have lost two consecutive matches at the beginning of the tournament. They will be eyeing to get back on track against Delhi Capitals on Tuesday.
The toss is going to be an important factor in this season. Previously we have seen the captains choosing to chase the total in T20 matches. However, in this tournament, the team batting second is facing problems to chase down the total because of various factors. The pitches are getting slow because of the dew factor. The captains will surely assess the condition ahead of the match and choose batting or bowling first according to their team strength.
Head To Head Record:
Total Matches Played: 15
Delhi Capitals Won: 6
Sunrisers Hyderabad Won: 9
Predicted Starting XI:
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Hetmyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan.
David Warner (C), Johnny Bairstow (Wk), Manish Pandey, Wriddhiman Saha, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Mohammed Nabi, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T. Natarajan.
Captain And Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Choices: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner.
Vice-Captain Choices: Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Johnny Bairstow, Rashid Khan.
Probable Winner: Delhi Capitals.
Delhi Capitals have won the first match against Kings XI Punjab in Super Over. Prithvi Shaw has played a good inning against Chennai Super Kings in the second match of the tournament. The innings of Prithvi Shaw has set the tone for Delhi Capitals in this match. The bowling unit has also done exceptionally well in the first two matches.
Ravichandran Ashwin might still not be fit to play in the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. So, Amit Mishra might keep his place in the starting XI of Delhi Capitals. The only concern for them might be the third pace bowling option except for Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje. Ishant Sharma is still not having match fitness. Both Mohit Sharma and Avesh Khan have not been able to show much promise so far this season. The management will certainly be eyeing to resolve this issue as soon as possible.
On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad will have to bring in Kane Williamson in their starting lineup to increase the depth of their batting. However, the management will need to drop an experienced all-rounder like Mohammed Nabi and that might lose the balance of the lineup. So, it will be interesting to see how they react after two back to back defeats.